New York, NY (PRWEB) December 03, 2013
Every seven minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with lymphoma, the most common type of blood cancer. In recognition of this fact, the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services – is participating in #GivingTuesday. The Foundation’s #GivingTuesday campaign will last for seven days (December 3-10, 2013) and highlight seven ways to give the gift of hope to those affected by lymphoma. The Foundation encourages everyone to give the #GiftofHope by:
- Sharing encouraging words or your own personal lymphoma story on LRF's Facebook or Twitter pages
- Joining the Lymphoma Research Foundation's Buddy Program
- Donating $7 (or a multiple of 7) to support lymphoma research
- Joining Team LRF and raising funds for a cure
- Volunteering at a local chapter event or program
- Becoming an advocate and making the voice of the lymphoma community heard
- Taking advantage of LRF's financial aid grants (for those currently undergoing treatment)
“The Lymphoma Research Foundation is thrilled to participate in #GivingTuesday,” said Elizabeth Thompson, LRF Chief Executive Officer. “Instilling the value of charity during the holiday season is so important; and there is no greater gift to give to someone affected by cancer than the gift of hope.”
#GivingTuesday is a campaign intended to create a national day of giving. In its second annual year, #GivingTuesday kicks-off at the start of the holiday season on Tuesday, December 3rd following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations, whether through philanthropic activities or donations. For more information about the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s #GivingTuesday campaign, visit lymphoma.org/givingtuesday.
About the Lymphoma Research Foundation
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to funding innovative research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services. To date, LRF has awarded more than $54 million in lymphoma-specific research.
For additional information on LRF’s research, education and services, visit lymphoma.org.